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November 13, 2009

AFL Day 30 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 13, 2009 3:18 pm
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Surprise Rafters vs. Peoria Javelinas: Boxscore, Gameday. Jordan Danks is playing CF. Brent Morel is playing 3B. Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.

UPDATE: Peoria lost 5-4:

Jordan Danks: 1-4, 1 K, 1 CS, .321 AVG
Brent Morel: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 DP, .372 AVG
Kyle Bellamy: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 2.45 ERA
Sergio Santos: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 2 BB, 0 HR, 5.84 ERA

The Javelinas clinched a division tie.

Sabermetrics

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ November 13, 2009 1:55 pm
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Marriam-Websters dictionary definition:

Main Entry: sa·ber·met·rics
Pronunciation: \ˌsā-bər-ˈme-triks\
Function: noun plural but singular in construction
Etymology: saber- (from Society for American Baseball Research) + -metrics (as in econometrics)
Date: 1982

: the statistical analysis of baseball data

sa·ber·me·tri·cian \ˌsā-bər-mə-ˈtri-shən\ noun

h/t Baseball Musings


”Ooohh-Ooohh Ur-eee-bi!”

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ November 13, 2009 11:43 am
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Look at that wOBA!

Card Corner: Satchel Paige

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ November 13, 2009 11:26 am
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Markusen:

With apologies to the chronically underrated Smokey Joe Williams, the consensus of baseball historians makes Leroy “Satchel” Paige the greatest pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues. He might have been the most eccentric, too, with a list of quirks and quotations that could fill stacks of notebooks. …

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